As if we were not already spoilt for choice, this Holiday season will have us choose from yet another tablet. The larger sibling of the Nexus 7 has been long awaited and could make its appearance at Goolge’s New York Android event which is set to take place on Monday. Besides the Nexus 10 tablet, the October 29 event is also expected to bring out a brand new Nexus branded phone from LG, which is being called Nexus 4 and a cellular version of the seven inch Nexus.
Anyway, the event is still a couple of days away and we are not yet certain whether we will see the ten inch, full sized tablet being unveiled but leaked images of the Nexus 10 and some key specifications are already all over the internet. Going by the leaked images it looks like the Nexus 10 features a design that is in some ways similar to the ten inch Note tablet, specially the front mounted stereo speaker design. The bezel looks a bit plasticky and also broader than what some would consider ideal. The Nexus 7, which is built by Asus, has a back panel with a perforated design. The Nexus 10, which is a Samsung build, looks like, will not carry forward the same back panel texture. The textured feel is only seen on that horizontal strip on the back that houses the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and such hardware. Not an iPad killing design by any measure but the purported specifications could make you think twice before going for the iPad.
The 10.1 inch screen is a Super AMOLED with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, which would give this tablet a pixel density of nearly 300 ppi. Compare it to the Retina iPad, which only packs 263.92 ppi and we clearly have a winner. The leaked specifications also speak about a 1.7 GHz dual core Samsung Exynos processor and a 2GB RAM unit, with graphics procesing coming from a Mali – T604 GPU. The device is also expected to come with connectivity options such as USB ports and mini HDMI port. Said to begin with a 16GB internal storage model, it is not clear whether it will be expandable via microSD card.
When Google released Jelly Bean in June it announced three devices that would immediately be capable of running it, which included a Motorola tablet. This time around it could be the Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 10 tablet that will feature Android 4.2, with its most significant feature being the ability to create multiple user accounts.